Say no to the mow

One of the best ways to encourage wildflowers in your garden is to forget the lawnmower and just let your grass grow.

Leave a patch of lawn to its own devices during spring and summer, and the chances are that at least some wildflowers will appear in your new mini-meadow.

What comes up in your no-mow mini-meadow depends very much on what you start with.

If, like me, your lawn is old, rather weedy, and probably hasn’t encountered weedkillers or fertilisers for years, a bit more conscious neglect could transform it into a thriving mini-meadow.

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